A woman died and one was injured when 23-year-old man, driving an SUV in an inebriated condition, hit them at Bhakti Park in Mumbai on Thursday.
According to the Wadala TT police station, the driver has been identified as Adil Ismail Shaikh, 23, a resident of Mhada colony in Wadala TT area.
The accident occurred near Imax at around 11.15pm.
“Shaikh was out on a joyride and the accident occurred on the road heading towards Chembur direction. His father works as a driver and had come from work in his employer’s Innova. Adil took the SUV, consumed alcohol outside and was driving when his vehicle hit a woman and a man,” said Sushil Kamble, senior police inspector, Wadala TT police station.
The deceased Sadhana Shinde and her relative, Dagdu Chande, 38, were walking on the road when they were hit by the speeding SUV driven by Adil. “Shinde, who works as a housemaid, died on the spot while Chande sustained fracture on his leg,” said Kamble.
The duo was knocked down following which the SUV crashed. Adil escaped from the spot. Shinde was declared dead at the hospital.
“Adil ran away from the spot, leaving the SUV behind. He was caught from his residence during the early hours of the day,” said Kamble. A medical examination revealed that Adil was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Adil is unemployed and may have lost control over his vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 304 (part II) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, 304 A (causing death by negligence), section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) along with section 134 (a) (b) of the Motor Vehicle Act for fleeing the spot instead of providing immediate help to the accident victim.